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Sharifi, Mehdi, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Nutrient Management

Contact Information:

4200 Highway 97
PO Box 5000
Summerland, British Columbia V0H 1Z0
Telephone: 250-494-6415
Email: mehdi.sharifi@canada.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Sustainable and organic agriculture
  • Nutrient management in high-value horticultural corps
  • Nitrogen dynamics in agroecosystems
  • Cover crops and organic amendments management
  • Soil health

Current Projects:

  • Evaluation of interseeding cover crops for grain corn and their effects on soil health and soil productivity in Southern Ontario
  • Water, and soluble carbon and nitrogen retention in a compost amended cherry ochard by a new soil water retention technology (SWRT)
  • Water and nutrient management strategies to reduce the competition between grapevine and cover crops

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Faculty at Environmental Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University
  • Adjunct Faculty at Environmental Science Department, Dalhousie University
  • Associate editor of Canadian Journal of Soil Science
  • Member of International Society of Horticultural Sciences
  • Member of American Society for Horticultural Society
  • Member of Canadian Society of Soil Science
  • Member of Soil Science Society of America

Research publications

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Other science related publications

2015

  • Pei, C.X., Sharifi, M., Saville, B.J., and Hamel, C. (2015). "Grain corn yield and nitrogen requirement with legume interseeding covercrops: A greenhouse study.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015. (Poster)

2014

  • Stoeckli, J., Sharifi, M., Ponce-Hernandez, R., Eimers, C., Hooker, D.C., Drury, C.F., Stewart, G., MacDonald, I.K., Zebarth, B.J., Sahota, T.S., and Reid, K. (2014). "Predicting the soil nitrogen supply (SNS) for corn production in the cool-humid temperate climate of Ontario.", Annual meeting of the Canadian Soil Science Society, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 4-7, 2014.
  • Thomas, B.W., Whalen, J.K., Sharifi, M., Chantigny, M.H., Zebarth, B.J., and Burton, D.L. (2014). "Labile soil organic matter C and N concentrations to predict N mineralization parameters in sandy and clayey soils amended with manure.", Annual meeting of the Canadian Soil Science Society, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 4-7, 2014.
  • Thomas, B.W., Whalen, J.K., Sharifi, M., Chantigny, M.H., Zebarth, B.J., and Burton, D.L. (2014). "The C:N ratio of water extractable organic matter as a potential soil N supply indicator in manure-amended soils.", Annual meeting of the Canadian Soil Science Society, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 4-7, 2014.

2012

  • Nyiraneza, J., Zebarth, B.J., Ziadi, N., Sharifi, M., Burton, D.L., Drury, C.F., Bittman, S., and Grant, C.A. (2012). "The ability of soil chemical and biological N availability indices to predict soil nitrogen supply of contrasting soils under corn.", Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) and Association Québécoise de Spécialistes en Sciences du Sol (AQSSS) Joint Meeting, Manoir St-Castin, Lac Beauport, QC, Canada, June 3-8, 2012. (Poster)

2011

  • Sharifi, M., Thomas, B., Lewis, J.D., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2011). The Effect of municipal solid food waste compost amendment and fertigation adjustment on yield and fruit quality in strawberry plasticulture; DEV30-039. (Report)
  • Zebarth, B.J., Dessureault-Rompré, J., Burton, D.L., Georgallas, A., Sharifi, M., Porter, G.A., Moreau, G., Leclerc, Y., Arsenault, W.J., Chow, T.L., and Grant, C.A. (2011). "Predicting Soil Nitrogen Supply in Potato Fields Using a Simple Kinetic Model.", 19th Annual Northeast Potato Technology Forum, Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 16-17, 2011.

2009

  • Lynch, D.H., Sharifi, M., Clegg, E., Owen, J., Hammermeister, A.M., and Burton, D.L. (2009). "Management-induced changes in nitrous oxide emission from organic potato rotations in Eastern Canada.", 29th Guelph Organic Conference, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, January 22-25, 2009.
  • Sharifi, M., Zebarth, B.J., Burton, D.L., Rodd, A.V., and Grant, C.A. (2009). "Long-term effects of semi-solid beef manure application to forage grass on soil mineralizable nitrogen in contrasting soil texture.", Joint Annual Meeting of the CSA-CSSS-CSAFM: Sciences for Sustainability: Soils, Agronomy, and Atmosphere, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, August 5-7, 2009.
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